Three Green Integrative Health Solutions That Will Help You Live Better In The Coming Decade
If you've got your health, you've got everything; right? That is something most people agree with. So how do we achieve "good health"? We have many choices when it comes to healthcare. Some are good and some are subpar. In our January 18, 2018 session, Lauren Burton will present us with some solutions which are the "greener" choices. She will have some very interesting and real life perspectives in healthcare that she will share with us. Please join us for this useful and important session! Read More
Why Do Some Technologies Improve More Quickly Than Others?
Ever notice that some technologies obtain instant traction and win the race to the finish line while other technologies just sort of lose market share and whither away? Why does this happen? What are the factors that affect the success of a technology? And how does sustainability fit into the equation? For our January 11, 2018 EGG meeting, we will dive into this topic. We will watch a video by a very knowledgeable person in this area and explore the forces behind the actions! Please join us for this interesting session. Read More
First EGG Meeting Of 2018!
We will be having our first EGG meeting of 2018 on January 4th. We will be covering a number of topics. Bring your sustainability ideas, solutions, and thoughts and we will try to address them all! We are going to be talking about upcoming field trips for 2018. Think about some good ones and let's get them planned! Read More
No EGG Meeting On December 21 & 28, 2017!
Have a wonderful Christmas Holiday! We will not be holding our EGG meeting on December 21 or December 28, 2017. It is time for us to relax. Thanks for your participation during 2017. We hope to see you back again in 2018. Our next meeting will be on January 04, 2018. Read More
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The recent drought has prompted Governor Brown to enact mandatory water restrictions for the first time in the history of the state of California. With no end to the drought in sight and the level of the state’s reservoirs being at their lowest levels in decades, everyone will need to take steps to conserve this precious resource. Grey Water systems have recently been proposed as a method where home owners can help conserve water by using reclaimed water produced by laundry, sinks and bathtubs in non-potable applications such as irrigation or flushing toilets.
We will investigate why their time has come and how you can participate in conserving our most precious resource.
What are Grey Water Systems and what are the benefits of their use?
Why are Grey Water Systems becoming part of the water conservation discussion?
What are the concerns of using Grey Water?
Will I need a permit to install a Grey Water System?
If I wanted to install a Grey Water System, how would I go about it?
What products are safe to use with a Grey Water System?
One of the miracles of the modern era is the reliability of the power grid. An understanding of how a utility operates will not only allow a better understanding of how the electricity we use daily is generated and transported to our homes and businesses, but will provide insight into how alternative technologies such as Smart Grids and Demand Response will change the way we think of power generation, transmission, and distribution.
How does a utility transmit and distribute electricity?
How is the electric power generated?
What is Demand Response?
How is deregulation related to utility markets?
Who is the CAISO and what function does it perform?
What is a Smart Meter and how does it relate to the Smart Grid?
What is the Renewable Portfolio Standard?
What technologies will have the greatest impact going forward? Come join us for this special EcoGreen Group meeting.
Our investment choices can have a broad impact socially and environmentally. Financial Advisor Toby Cooper will explore the origins, development, and benefits of “socially responsible” (aka, sustainable, ethical, or green) investing, including a nod to 18th Century Quakers, Dr. Martin Luther King, and anti-war activists of the Vietnam war era. He will discuss how investors can achieve their financial goals while aligning their invested dollars with their inner values. He will demonstrate how sustainable investing has found its place in the mainstream investor landscape today. Finally, he will discuss how sustainable investment decisions will interface with “2015 Year-Ahead” investment forecasts from leading Wall Street analysts.
Come join us for an interesting evening and explore how your investment choices can make a difference.
The advent of motor vehicles ushered in a new wave of productivity for humankind. It created economics of scale never or known seen before. Unfortunately, it also silently started to hurt the very environment that we live in. Increasing carbon emissions around the world have created irrecoverable damage on Mother Earth. New inventions like the electric cars are slowly but steadily helping stop and in some cases, reverse the damage being done but still a lot more still needs to be done.
We have to change and optimize the way we drive, lower the number of miles driven on a daily basis and adopt technologies to develop efficient least travel patterns, improve gas mileage, and predict breakdowns. The connected cars of today can help us achieve these goals – by the simple OBDII diagnostic outlet. Big Data technologies can help us take all these data and churn it into information that can be used by individuals and businesses alike. This talk will showcase with a live demo of how today’s connected cars are driving humankind towards greener pastures. General aspects of Big Data and way and means by which it can be harnessed for various applications in the Energy domain will be covered.
Please join us for this special EcoGreen Group presentation event.
Behind every advancement in the areas of renewable energy and energy management, are some underlying technologies which help make those advancements possible. The IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol is one of those underlying technologies which is helping to make the Smart Grid a reality. This presentation will provide an overview of this technology and some of its uses in the Smart Grid.
Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall 20390 Park Place, Saratoga, CA 95070 Enter on west side, corner of Oak Place and Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd (Hiway 9).
About the Presenter Rod Kirk, a San Francisco Bay area native, has held various Electrical Engineering positions in numerous companies in the areas of data storage, networks, and motion control. He has a degree from San Jose State University and an Energy Management certificate from De Anza College. Rod is currently providing Technical Writing services for emerging companies.
We are looking into the issue of whether or not cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are sustainable. As of this writing, the jury is still out. It is very controversial and many people do not want to touch them with a ten foot pole! Take a look at the presentation which has some good references to start your investigation. Read More
Contact us to help you save water, get design inspiration for your garden, or connect with a landscaper. We are here to help you get the water efficient garden you have always wanted and need! Read More
We are trying to get the native ecosystem back up and running here in Santa Clara Valley. Come learn all about it, why it is so important to accomplish, and what you can do. Join us for this special event! Read More
Learn about a great product that provides for more efficient usage of water in the landscape. The Water Saver product is now available at Home Depot. Click on the title link above to learn more about the product and where to get it! Read More
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The Agrihood Project, which is destined to be located right near the corner of Stevens Creek Blvd and Winchester in Santa Clara needs your help to ensure the project proceeds in the right direction! Please read on and get involved! Read More
This is going to be an important meeting. If you cannot show up to vocalize your opposition to the WaterFix/Delta Tunnels Plan, then you can send in your comments to be read out load. Join us! Read More
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